The Cruze is a compact car that’s available both as a sedan and hatchback from Chevrolet. Its fully loaded with plenty of technical features for your convenience and is notedly an efficient performer with an impressive mileage and cargo space. Its replete with a turbocharged engine which is standard, a rear-view camera again standard, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration built in and 4G LTE Wi-Fi enabled. We paid a visit to the Jasper Chevrolet dealer to get a better look at some of the trims out there, get behind the wheels to take a test ride and see what’s cruising with 2019 Chevrolet Cruze really like.
The smartly styled front fascia goes well with the strong build and well-defined lines of the Cruze that has a highly aerodynamic profile. This is matched by an amazing array of color choices and trims levels such as the L, LS, LT, Diesel and Premier on the sedan latter four trims on the hatchback version, each coming with an amazing set of comfort, convenience, and stylized features. The available RS package adds a lot of sporty oomph to the Cruze with large, black, machined wheels, a rear spoiler, black beltline moldings, black bowtie emblems, a sports body kit, and a sport rear suspension. The front intermittent wipers, LED daytime running lights and power outside mirrors and solar glass is some standard features you will see on the outside.
The inside of the Cruze is quite impressive and build for cruising comfort, safety and convenience with a touch of luxury where needed. The 2019 Cruze has some amazing tech on board including Cruise Control with steering mounted controls from the LS trim and upwards. The driver information center is customizable, and infotainment is provided through a standard Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with 7″ diagonal color touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth audio streaming for up to 2 compatible phones, voice-command pass through to compatible phones. The 9-speaker Bose premium Audio system can be added as an option for some great sound experience. Engine Immobilizer with Theft-deterrent system, remote keyless entry and remote panic alarm add a level of security. A cabin humidity sensor and single-zone climate control keep passengers comfortable.
Power and Performance
Except for the Diesel trim, all the 2019 Cruze trims come standard with a 1.4L Turbo ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine with Continuous Variable Valve Timing (CVVT). This gives you 153 hp and 177 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2000-4000 RPM. This is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Diesel trim comes standard with a 1.6L Turbo-Diesel ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine that gives you 137 hp and 240 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Thus we learned from experts at Jasper Chevrolet that the ECOTEC engines in the Cruze are set to provide greater torque at a wide range of RPMs that provided you with some spirited performance when you step on the gas. Another great feature in the engines is the automatic Start/Stop. The MacPherson front suspension and StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system with traction control add some great driving experience.